Concussion in the GAA

Started by mayo 4 eva, October 05, 2015, 10:50:08 PM

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Quote from: Mourne Red on April 28, 2023, 08:17:03 AM
Quote from: grounded on April 28, 2023, 08:12:51 AM
Resurrecting this thread as i thought this was relevant.

' Anyone with suspected concussion must be immediately removed from football, rugby and other sports and rest for at least 24 hours, under new guidance for grassroots clubs.

It says the NHS 111 help-line should be called and players should not return to competitive sport for at least 21 days.

The 21 day rule is probably the headline grabber. Not particular new news if you look at the previous report from Scotland in 2015.

GAA already have concussion guidelines in place -

Was made to follow the above by our club physio when I got concussed a couple years ago.

Yes, the GAA has already got an excellent information/guidelines on concussion.
    The more upto date guidelines are here

The 21 day no play rule is probably rhe most significant difference between the 2


I still think the GAA should be doing more on this front.

While the problem in GAA looks to be a lot better than the situation in rugby or the NFL, the situation in both of those is so horrific and the stories of the players affected are so bad that the GAA should be hammering home the importance of this issue.

This article on hurling would seem to indicate there is room for improvement by the GAA.

QuoteAnalysing 82 inter-county hurling games across 2018 and '19, 183 potential concussion events (PCEs) were identified by author Mario Rotundo of Ulster University

That's an average of more than 2 potential concussion events (PCEs) in every game, which seems high to me especially compared to the number of times that players seem to be assessed properly.


Different sport but  important nonetheless

Raphael Varane and concussion